Case study

SHV Energy partners with Oberon fuels to accelerate use of renewable DME (rDME) to decarbonise transportation

SHV Energy and Oberon Fuels, a producer of ultra-low-carbon, renewable dimethyl ether, have partnered to accelerate the use of renewable DME to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation fuel. When blended with propane, rDME enables propane to approach carbon neutrality.

California-based Oberon Fuels is on a mission to decarbonise transportation by converting biogas and industrial waste streams into high-performing, high-value molecules. Using its proprietary small-scale process, Oberon Fuels focuses on the production of renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) from waste and/or renewable resources. Oberon Fuels’ pilot plant in Brawley, California, produces fuel-grade DME in North America, which has been used by Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, and Ford Motor Company for vehicle demonstrations around the world.